THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Royal Dutch/Shell will invest more than $100 million over the next five years on a new computer system from IBM Corp., the Anglo-Dutch company said Friday.
IBM will develop an internal network to facilitate online activities, optimize oil storage and track Shell's investments, according to a spokeswoman.
IBM will supply hardware and software for three global information technology centers to be built over the next 18 months. It also will monitor the system and offer 24-hour customer support to its users. The system will have hubs in Houston, Texas; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and The Hague, Netherlands.
Shell, which employs 90,000 people worldwide, reported sales of $149 billion in 2000.